image lindley j_edwardss botanical register_v1_plate 20
Image number: RS.17642
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘Pale stenia’

Date

1838

Creator

S Watts (fl. 1830s, British), Engraver

After

Sarah Anne Drake (1803-1857, British), Illustrator

Object type

Library reference

49461

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 247mm
width (print): 150mm

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > plant
      > flower

Description

Botanical study of the orchid Stenia pallida, here referred to as the Pale stenia. The plant is native to South America, and Trinidad and Tobago. The plate shows flowers, leaves and pseudobulbs, with three detail figures of flower structure.

Plate 20 from Edwards’s botanical register…edited by John Lindley, new series v.1, (London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1838). The plate is inscribed ‘20’ above; and below ‘Miss Drake del. Pub by J. Ridgway, 169 Piccadilly Ap. 1 1838. S. Watts sc.’

In the associated text, the author describes this as: ‘A very pretty epiphyte, imported from Demerara by Mr. Barker of Birmingham, in whose very extensive collection of Orchidaceous plants, this drawing was made last August.’

John Lindley (1799-1865) British botanist and horticulturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1828.

Sarah Anne Drake (1803-1857), British botanical artist, was a long-term associate of the Lindley family and a prolific illustrator for James Lindley.

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